Archive for October, 2014

‘Clock is ticking’ for Gaza; pledges for aid, reconstruction must be honoured – Ban

22nd October 2014 Press Releases

Gaza, 21 October 2014 – On the heels of last week’s visit to Gaza, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council today that promises made at a recent donor conference on rebuilding the war-ravaged enclave must “quickly materialize” into concrete assistance on the ground, especially as winter approaches. (more…)

As Ebola response accelerates, UN health agency prepares for arrival of trial vaccines

22nd October 2014 Press Releases

Geneva , 21 October 2014 – Amid positive developments in the global fight against Ebola, including a growing response to the Secretary-General’s appeals for the more funding to tackle the outbreak, the United Nations health agency today announced the expected delivery of Ebola candidate vaccines, as the UN system continues to ramps up efforts to quell the spread of the deadly virus. (more…)

South Sudan: UN Mission transfers internally displaced persons to protection site

22nd October 2014 Press Releases

South Sudan, 21 October 2014 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has opened new sites for about 28,000 internally displaced persons adjacent to its bases in three state capitals to improve living conditions of civilians who have been uprooted by the recent conflict, a senior UN official said in Juba today. (more…)

Careers Evening at University of Pretoria

22nd October 2014 UN Activities

Pretoria, 22 October 2014 – Careers Evening (more…)

Ebola no longer ‘localized emergency,’ UN health officials tell regional summit in Cuba

21st October 2014 Press Releases

Cuba, 20 October 2014 – Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana today as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus to regional States. (more…)